Steve November 25, 2021
putin-fires-russian-prison-chief-after-torture-scandal
Source: Reuters

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fired the head of Russia’s prison service, weeks after the emergence of leaked videos that appeared to show prisoners being tortured and sexually assaulted.

Alexander Kalashnikov was dismissed with immediate effect, according to a terse decree published on the Kremlin’s website. Arkady Gostev, a deputy interior minister, was appointed as his replacement.

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